Category: personal

On a visit to the Dohány Synagogue in Budapest

Our guide, Yoel, pointed out the extent of the ghetto from 1944 after the Government tried to surrender to the Allies. The Government was overthrown by Arrow Cross and the Germans marched in.

In front of us in the grounds of the synagogue are buried 2,281 people in mass graves.

The graves look like raised flower beds in a small area by the wall of the synagogue, marked by some plaques. We stare at the space.

How do you cry when the crying is too big,

When the thing about which you want to cry is so big that your cry is swallowed in your mouth,

When the history is many times more than you,

When many others suffered so much, much more,

When your voice is small,

When the pressure of what is inside you and what is outside you tighten in your chest, in your mouth?

That feeling is the feeling you feel.

Who Will Be Notified Of This Post

Well that was interesting. I deactivated Jetpack and then I was stuck for a sign-up form for this site. You would think it would be easy.

I found a plugin that would push notifications to subscribers, but who were the subscribers and how would I put a widget on the site to get new subscribers?

I looked at rss-to-email with MailChimp, and got it to work, but then I looked at the notification I got of the last blog post. It said powered by Google. Great. Now what was the name of Google’s RSS service?

It took me ages to remember the name. FeedBurner! Of course, that was where at least some of my subscribers were listed – I already had a list in Google’s FeedBurner. How forgetful of me.

So I went there and got the script for a widget and added it to the sidebar.

That was a lot of effort.

But when I had Jetpack activated. what subscribers was it collecting and who is on that list? And what happens to them now that I no longer have Jetpack installed? Will they still be notified? And if I reinstall Jetpack, what effect if any will it have on the Feedburner notifications?

I installed the Jetpack plugin again (and added the subscriber sign-up widget)

Now I wonder who will get a notification of this post?